Local News

  • No tax rate change for Corinth, Crittenden residents

    Real and tangible property tax rates didn’t see any change this year for Corinth or Crittenden.
    Crittenden Mayor Jim Livingood a said second reading to keep the tax rate the same should pass Oct. 3 at their next city council meeting.
    Crittenden’s real property and tangible property tax rate has remained at $.203 per $100 value.
    A home valued at $100,000 would cost the owner $203 in taxes.
    Livingood said Crittenden’s property tax rates have remained the same for several years.

  • Beshear alerts Kentuckians to Equifax data breach, provides tips on how to avoid identity theft

    Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert to help make Kentuckians aware of the Equifax data breach, and provided tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
    Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies, announced a major data breach that could affect about 143 million American customers.

  • Tracking how the environment impacts children’s health: 52 weeks of public health

    As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) focuses on the many dangers to children’s health posed by environmental contaminants.
    Because children’s bodies are small and still developing, they are more easily exposed to environmental contaminants. Here’s why:
    •  Children breathe more air, drink more water and eat more food per pound of body weight than adults.

  • Corinth holds September meeting

    The City of Corinth held their regular monthly meeting on Sept. 11 at the City Building.  City commissioners Barbara New, Aimee Lingle, Jeanette Houk and Deana Caldwell were present, as well as Mayor William R. Hill and City Clerk Tara Wright. 
    Items discussed included bids for cleaning out ditches on Marathon Drive, a letter from the Daughters of the Revolution concerning Constitution Day, property tax mail-out and a quick update on post office activities.
    Wright said they will start sending out city property tax bills this month.

  • Clemons delivers 150 backpacks to local elementary schools

    While attending a Kentucky County Clerk’s Association training Lexington, Grant County Clerk Tabatha Clemons listened to Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock discuss her involvement in the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
    She explained that, as an elected woman, officials are automatically a member and would be eligible to receive the benefits from the organization.

  • Local governments show support for CERS separation

    Grant County government entities have started showing support for a resolution to separate the County Employee Retirement System (CERS) out from the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS).
    The resolution comes as the state threatens to increase contributions for CERS pensions and as the state struggles to find a solution for pension crisis.
    Dry Ridge City Council passed the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC)-backed resolution with one nay vote from council member Clay Crupper Sept. 5.

  • New resource officer watches over GCHS

    There is a new face patrolling the hallways at Grant County High School.
    Grant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Ervin, a 55-year-old Latonia resident, is the new school resource officer (SRO) at the high school.

  • Two arrested for alleged heroin use

    A man and a woman were arrested for public intoxication Sept. 11 after they admitted to snorting heroin, according to a Williamstown Police arrest citation.
    Jessica R. Wilson, 36, of Owingsville, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol).
    Anthony L. Burton, 36, of Georgetown, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of controlled substance-first offense (heroin) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

  • GCMS adopts Texas middle school impacted by hurricane

    Grant County Middle School adopted a Houston, Texas middle school, sending supplies to students affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding.
    Eighth-grade teacher Christine Boroff’s homeroom loaded about 50 boxes filled to the brim with supplies into a van Sept. 11. A school-wide effort collected clothes, non-perishable food, money, toiletries and cleaning supplies for students at Hambrick Middle School.